Net Positive: What does a better art institution look like? is a lecture series asking exciting art-world thinkers to assess the value of ‘the art institution’: its opportunities, its limits, and to ask if it is a system that can be exploited for the good of all. Can the institution be made to work better, for more people—or do we need some other structure in its place?
Presented online, Net Positive asks speakers to propose alternative visions for art institutions that more closely reflect the publics they are designed to serve.
Clothilde Bullen is a Wardandi (Nyoongar) and Badimaya (Yamatji) Aboriginal curator and Curator | Head of Indigenous Programs at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Clothilde was previously the Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia in Sydney. Clothilde was one of 5 artist-curator teams selected as finalists to curate the Australian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2018. She is co-Chair of Indigenous Voices, a program initiated by Clothilde and Art Monthly Australasia to develop a cohort of Aboriginal critical arts writers. Clothilde is also on the Board of the International Association of Art Critics (Australia) and is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).